Seven best wedding planning apps
Need help with juggling all the details of the wedding? There's an app for that.
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Pinterest addicts can take it to the next level and dream up the perfect wedding color.
It's not exactly the most fun part of wedding planning, but it's the most necessary. Instead of an archaic Excel spreadsheet, make a big-picture budget and track itemized expenses to make sure you don't go overboard on on the cake or ceremony decor. Free, itunes.com
Forget scribbling notes on the back of a business card. It's hard to say yes to the dress when you can't keep all the styles straight. Download this app that not only lets you locate bridal salons (and their Yelp reviews), but tracks each potential gown by style, designer, cost, location, and photos. Plus it helps explain the difference between, say, chiffon and charmeuse. $3.99,ibridalgown.com
Tired of the same old wedding website? Take the concept to a techier level with a custom app for guests that covers all the necessary travel info, maps, RSVP details, registry links, pictures and even games. Choose your own design (including New York- centric options like Tribeca, Williamsburg, Soho and Prospect Park), and personalize with colorful backgrounds and monograms. $28, appycouple.com
Stop tearing out your hair over where to seat all those cousins and camp friends. Import friends from your Facebook or iPhone contacts, then play musical chairs are you move them around to the right tables. Plus you can track who's attending, then export the entire perfected seating plan as a PDF. $1.99, itunes.com
OK, your fiance went a little crazy with the scan gun. But instead of creating a separate bridal registry for every store on Old Country Road, this app amasses them all into one organized registry you can share with family and friends (just scan the barcode)-- don't worry, it updates the list with each item purchase, so you won't end up with five blenders at your shower. $.99, ilistapps.com
Replace those passè disposable cameras. Order prints of all those cool candid photos friends and family snap on their smart phones at the engagement party, bridal shower and wedding day. With premium luster sheen papers and different size options, the off- the-cuff snapshots are a creative addition to an album. Free; postalpix.com